Koen awakes at the Kora tree, wearing a T-shirt riddled with bullets. He must find and bring together the people of the Zone (both Hairy and human), who have scattered and disappeared across the City after the demolishing of their home.
Koen grows in power and understanding as he spends time with Uncle Jimmy. Meanwhile, Waruu discovers a dangerous new creature and is led by an old story to a substance he believes can vanquish the Cleverman.
Koen targets Waruu's power base and confronts him, demanding he close the Inclusion Clinic. However, Waruu is unintimidated as he believes he has a very special weapon. Slade has Waruu's hair DNA tested and is stunned by the results.
Allegiances are tested when Jarli takes action in the city. The fight is on and the brothers battle to the death for the title of Cleverman, with Waruu in possession of the one thing that can kill Koen.